Showing items from the Chermayeff & Geismar Collection
03 Mar

That New York

Brownjohn, Chermayeff and Geismar’s expressive typography for The Composing Room.


25 Jan 2013

More of that PBS guy

So last time we looked at a slide I’d happened upon by chance in the Push Pin slide library, for the font used in the PBS logo by Lubalin Studio. In the end of the post, I briefly mentioned that Chermayeff & Geismar updated the logo in 1984, taking the “P-head” from Lubalin’s logo…


12 Dec 2012

The first Nöel

Getting into the holiday spirit, we bring you Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar’s charming wink at process.


24 Oct 2012

Against the grain

These exhibition catalogs and announcements for the Museum of Contemporary Crafts were created just a year after the museum’s founding in 1956.


12 Aug 2011

Desk set

Chermayeff & Geismar’s promotional work for General Fireproofing’s steel office furniture neatly represents how they adapted their dominant styles to suit the needs of their corporate clients.


01 Jun 2011

Six ways of looking at a piano

Ivan Chermayeff uses collage and collections to create texture and dimensionality, continually exploring modernist ideas about bringing process to the forefront.


10 May 2011

The many trademarks of Chermayeff and Geismar

Chermayeff and Geismar published a spiral-bound portfolio of their trademarks in 1979, a precursor to the 2000 volume TM, published by Princeton Architectural Press.


14 Apr 2011

The newest culinary celebrity

Chermayeff & Geismar for the State of Maine Cheese Company.


12 Apr 2011

They might be giants

Icons of culture and folklore are interpreted by the artists of Push Pin.


07 Apr 2011

Georgia’s always on my mind

Herb Lubalin was among the many designers and illustrators who contributed to the United States Information Agency’s 1962 graphic arts exhibition that toured the USSR.


25 Mar 2011

Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: USIA “Graphic Trends” portfolio: Robert Weaver

The United States Information Agency deploys its secret weapon in the Cold War: designers and illustrators.


22 Feb 2011

Words and music

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection Box 13 Folder 1: Concert Associates, Inc., Stecher & Horowitz announcement, undated.

Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar’s playful experiments with type placement and scale for Concert Associates.


16 Feb 2011

Ciba graphics

Chermayeff & Geismar Collection Box 11 Folder 21: Detail from graphic from Sidelights for Ciba, February-March 1959.

Chermayeff & Geismar interpreted scientific data for Ciba Pharmaceuticals.


18 Jan 2011

The Electric Circus

Chermayeff & Geismar design for “the ultimate legal entertainment experience.”


24 Nov 2010

Love and joy about letters

From Love and Joy About Letters by Ben Shahn. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1963.

Love and Joy About Letters is a testament to Ben Shahn’s love affair with letters: the beauty of the letter forms, the liberating influence hand-lettering, and how the incorporation of letters added meaning to his art.